Problems during City Hall

Legally, there is no crime until a probity complement says so. But a new news from a Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has lifted large eyebrows, and not only inside a capital. The newly-renovated oppulance offices of a administrator paint one case. Now there is even a box of deja vu, as City Hall furiously tries to urge a squeeze of little glow trucks during large prices.

These cases, as with others in a too-recent past, have emerged notwithstanding City Hall’s attempts to keep them divided from open view. They are unsatisfactory on many levels. However, here is a many unsatisfactory of all. The administrator of Bangkok, MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, took a pursuit in 2009. He was re-elected in a thespian check in 2013, and flattering most refuses to be accountable.

That is a conflicting of democracy. One expects a former academic, former cupboard apportion and member of a celebration indeed named for democracy to be, well, democratic. But MR Sukhumbhand has clammed adult about a scandals listed above, among other problems during BMA headquarters. He seemed for a print event when Bangkok was strike by rain-induced travel floods final month. Then he mostly disappeared. On a scandals during City Hall, he has had zero to say.

It is formidable to write, though a city’s customary dispatcher for a Democrat Party seems in new months not to be an tangible democrat. This is quite frustrating during this time. So many people are anticipating for renovation of a debate to spin Thailand into a truly approved nation. It is formidable now to remember, though there was a time when a educational and budding politician MR Sukhumbhand was an outspoken democrat, perfectionist burden from all governments, including those of a Democrat Party.

His middle bureau during City Hall has incited into a oppulance mancave; no other tenure fits so exactly. He and guest lay in 54,500-baht chairs during a 130,500-baht table, and if a 75-inch home entertainment is during a wrong angle, they can spin to one of a 55-inch models — 5 TVs in one “office”, for that taxpayers paid 649,500 baht.

Investigators now trust those taxpayers might have been, effectively, double-billed. The Office of a Attorney-General (OAG) has suggested justification that a grand sum of 16.5 million baht used to make a administrator gentle apparently came from anti-flood funds. Specifically, a OAG believes MR Sukhumbhand’s officials found income for a lush bureau in a bill for drainage operations — where sewers and khlongs are privileged to forestall floods.

There was no criticism from a governor. Nor has he non-stop adult to a open that voted him into bureau about a new glow lorry scandal. It should be remembered that MR Sukhumbhand came into bureau after his predecessor, Apirak Kosayodhin, had to step down 8 years ago over a crime liaison centred on fire-fighting equipment. Now, here we go again, as a BMA furiously and mostly fecklessly, tries to clear squeeze of “mini fire-trucks” of high prices and low quality.

The 20 trucks, during a cost of 160 million baht, have been found to be under-powered and too tiny to reason a compulsory fire-fighting equipment. They were fabricated in Thailand from German plans, with a steering circle on a wrong, or left side.

BMA officials explain they are ideal for removing down slight sois. That’s true. But a ability of a hugely expensive, intensely frail fibreglass trucks to indeed quarrel fires is a core question.

Article source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1034505/problems-at-city-hall

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